Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
Ward B2 - Bassetlaw Hospital
Ward B2 is a 24 bed mixed sex acute mental health ward. We provide care for individuals aged between 18-65 who are in crisis or requiring assessment and treatment for a mental health disorder/concern. B2 has four dormitories, two male and two female and four side rooms which are only used for male patients. There are communal areas within the ward and a female only lounge.
We will provide care and support for each patient on our ward and also the support and reassurance carers require. The ward has a team of people working to ensure our patients get the care they need. Patients will have a weekly assessment with their consultant to discuss the plans for their future care and ultimately discharge. There is however access to nursing and medical care 24hours a day.
There is a five day activity programme which is designed to help patients with their recovery. This is run by our occupational therapist and activity co-ordinator but also includes input from MIND, North Nott's College and Nottinghamshire Healthcare's voluntary services. This ensures a wide range of activities are available.
The length of admission will depend on each individual and their specific needs. Patients will be kept informed as to the care they need and when discharge is likely to be. We look at all aspects of what a patient may need including assessing patient's mental health needs, physical health needs and offer support with any social, housing and benefit issues. We liaise closely with community teams and other agencies when planning a patient's care and ultimately their discharge, to ensure all the necessary support is in place.
Accessing our services
All admissions to the ward are facilitated by the Crisis Team. Referrals are made by healthcare professionals.
Monday - Friday: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00am - 8.00pm
Help in a crisis
If your call relates to a current inpatient of Ward B2, please contact the ward directly.
If your concern relates to a service user in the community or member of the public then please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.